News for Saturday, March 10, 2012


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Births Mar 11 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Feb. 28-Mar.5.

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Dealing with loss a serious matter

Dealing with the loss of someone close to you is very serious matter. It is a process that must be handled carefully.

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Healthgrades rates Phoebe

Local hospital administrators question the accuracy and integrity of ratings from an Internet organization.

Chamber endorses proposed pipeline

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce comes out in favor of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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On the Job with Michael Meyer von Bremen

Managing Editor Danny Carter holds a Q&A with Michael Meyer von Bremen, partner with Hall, Booth, Smith and Slover P.C., Attorneys.

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Mardi Gras draws in the crowds

Postponed for a week because of weather, the Mardi Gras Street Festival adds music, food, fun and a great time for all ages in sunny Albany Saturday.

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EMS head retiring

The long-time director of Dougherty Emergency Medical Services started as a Dougherty County medic in 1972.

Kitchen inspections for March 11, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee counties.

Police/Fire/EMS report for March 11, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 50 incidents.

Ward II election has many losers

The results are finally in on the Albany City Commission Ward II race from last November. The results: A botched mess.

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In political fight, Breitbart knew culture is key

Andrew Breitbart, the Web entrepreneur, writer, provocateur and television personality who died suddenly last week at 43, always described himself as an "accidental culture warrior."

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Hopefuls should stop undercutting Obama

But warmongering is good politics. It appeals to patriotism, fear, nativism, fear, wannabe warriorism, fear, panic and, yes, fear. War (whether threat or execution) elects presidents. Rattle the saber outside the polling booth, and the voters will tremble inside it.

Jennifer Frey

Jennifer "Jensy" Ruth Frey, 41, of Sebring, Fl., died Friday, March 9, 2012

Susie Smith

Mrs. Susie Earlyne Davis Smith of Las Vegas, NY died March 5, 2012

Oscar Howzine

Mr. Oscar Howzine, 71 of Dawson, GA died on Friday, March 09, 2011

Alfred Shoptaw

Alfred James Shoptaw, 88, of Camilla died Friday, March 9, 2012

Julia Young

Mrs. Julia Adams Young, 94, of Sylvester died Friday March 9, 2012

James Hanna

James B. (Jim) Hanna, 59, of Albany, Ga died Friday, March 9, 2012

Dennis Clay

Mr. Dennis Clay, 51, of Albany died Friday, March 9, 2012

William Johnson

Mr. William Shelly Johnson of Belerly Hills, MI died on March 9, 2012

William Jordan

Mr. William "Bro" Jordan of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Friday, March 9, 2012

Maurice Jackson

Mr. Maurice Jackson of Lawrenceville, Georgia, departed this life at his residence

Tom Brown

Mr. Tom Brown of Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Friday, March 9, 2012

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Vanderbilt knocks Georgia out of SEC tournament

Georgia ends its season with a 15-17 record after its SEC Tournament run, which was highlighted by an upset of Mississippi State, comes to an end.

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FSU soars into semis

Michael Snaer scores 20 and Ian Miller has 18 to lead Florida State into Saturday's ACC semifinals against No. 2 seed Duke.

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New York, New York: Braves lose split-squad games to Yankees, Mets

The Braves lose twice to New York in split squad spring training games on Friday, falling to the Yankees in Tampa and the Mets at home in Kissimmee.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Westwood routs Grace Christian; Westover loses to Crisp County

Westwood hits four home runs against Grace Christian, while Westover is shut out by Crisp County. (ADDS: Items on Sherwood, DWS and Lee County soccer)

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Albany Tech men lose in region tourney, Darton baseball sweeps

Albany Tech's season comes to an end with a 51-44 loss to top-seeded Georgia Perimeter in the Region XVII semifinals.

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Darton’s Macht wins NJCAA national title in 400 IM

Darton’s Anna Macht takes home the 400-yard Individual medley national title on Friday, becoming the first female swimmer at Darton to win a NJCAA title since 2008.

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Springing back

Leesburg native Buster Posey returns to the lineup for the first time after his season-ending collision at home plate, and the San Francisco catcher goes 0-for-1 in his only trip to the plate in Friday’s spring training game against the Reds.

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Watson fires 10-under 62, leads Cadillac Championship heading into weekend

Georgia grad Bubba Watson outduels Justin Rose, as both men combine for 17 birdies on Friday at the Cadillac Championships at Doral, where Watson takes a one-shot lead into today's third round.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Former UGA Charles charged with DUI, Ga. Tech's sanctions held up

Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles is arrested after failing parts of a field sobriety test and having a blood alcohol level at .095, while Friday’s ruling by the NCAA means Georgia Tech loses its 2009 ACC title and must pay a $100,000 fine for allowing Demaryius Thomas to play when he was ineligible.

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Lowly Pistons beat Hawks, 86-85

The Hawks fall to the Pistons in the final seconds, 86-85, on the road Friday night.

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Lee County loses region opener to Hardaway, 4-2

Hardaway hands Lee County its third loss in a row — something that hasn’t happened in the Trojan baseball program since 2008.

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Larry Clark Invitational in Bainbridge kicks off high school track & field season

High school track & field season officially begins today with the first big meet of the year in Bainbridge, where 17 schools from Georgia and Florida will compete in the Larry Clark Invitational.